Tsukasa Ogasawara, Vice President

Tsukasa Ogasawara

Message

NAIST's goals are to develop highly skilled and knowledgeable human resources that will be active throughout science and technology around the globe, while at the same time promoting internationally recognized cutting-edge research. In order to continually achieve this, I feel that it is important that students, faculty and staff work together so that they can undertake challenging and revolutionary pursuits. With a sense of challenge and adventure, I hope to contribute to the further development of a new graduate school concept.

Professional Background

1978 :
B.S., Department of Mathematical Engineering and Information Physics, School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo
1983 :
Ph.D. Department of Information Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo
1983-1987 :
Research Officer, Electrotechnical Laboratory, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Ministry of International Trade and Industry(MITI)
1987-1993 :
Senior Research Officer, Electrotechnical Laboratory, AIST, MITI
1993-1994 :
Invited Researcher, Robotics Research Center, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (Germany)
1994-1997 :
Head, Intelligent Machine Behavior Section, Intelligent Systems Division, Electrotechnical Laboratory, AIST, MITI
1997-1998 :
Senior Research Officer, Intelligent Systems Division, Electrotechnical Laboratory, AIST, MITI
1998-present :
Professor, Graduate School of Information Science, NAIST
1999-2001 :
Senior Research Officer, Electrotechnical Laboratory, AIST, MITI
2002-2004 :
Senior Researcher, Electrotechnical Laboratory, AIST, MITI
2005-2009 :
Advisor to the President, NAIST
2013-2017 :
Dean, Graduate School of Information Science, NAIST
2017-present :
Vice President, NAIST

Research Fields

Intelligent Robot Systems, Human-robot Interaction, Manipulation, Real-time Sensing, Human Modeling

Academic and Social Activities

  1. Director, The Robotics Society of Japan (1996 - 1998)
  2. Member, Research Promotion Committee, Kawato Dynamic Brain Project, Japanese Science and Technology Corporation (2000 - 2001)
  3. Chairman, Committee for Robotic Issues, The Osaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry (2003 - 2005)
  4. Councilor, The Robotics Society of Japan (2005 - 2006)
  5. Member, Management Committee, Robotics and Mechatronics Division, The Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers (2005 - 2007)
  6. Member, Management Committee, Robotics Symposia (2006 - present)
  7. Member, Executive Committee for Next Generation Robotics Promotion Conference, Kansai Economic Federation (2009 - 2011)
  8. Head, Special Interest Group on "Life Creative Assistance Technology", The Robotics Society of Japan (2013 - present)

Awards and Recognition

  1. 1989 Laboratory Commendation Research Achievement Award, Electrotechnical Laboratory (Japan)
  2. 1989 Motooka Award, Motooka Memorial Association
  3. 1992 Best Paper Award, The Society of Instrument and Control Engineers
  4. 1993 Excellent Paper Award, IECON '92
  5. 1998 Best Paper Award, The Robotics Society of Japan
  6. 2011 Division Contribution Commendation, Robotics and Mechatronics Division, The Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers

Major Publications

  1. Tsukasa Ogasawara and Hirochika Inoue: Cosmos: A Total Programming System for Integrated Intelligent Robots, Journal of the Robotics Society of Japan. Vol. 2, No. 6, pp. 507-525, 1984.
  2. Kosei Kitagaki, Takashi Suehiro, Tsukasa Ogasawara, and Yun-Hui Liu: Sensor Based Parallel Processing Manipulation System: TAKUMI Journal of the Robotics Society of Japan. Vol. 15, No. 3, pp. 51-60, 1997.
  3. Mitsunori Tada, Tomohiro Shibata, Masakazu Imai, and Tsukasa Ogasawara: Development of the Simultaneous Measurement System of Finger Tip Deformation and Grip/Load Force for Studies of Human Grasping Skill, IEICE Journal. Vol. J84-D-II, No.6, pp.1033-1044, 2001.
  4. Etsuko Ueda, Yoshio Matsumoto, Masakazu Imai, and Tsukasa Ogasawara: "A Hand-Pose Estimation for Vision-Based Human Interfaces," IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, Vol. 50, No. 4, pp. 676-684, 2003.
  5. Junichi Ido, Yoshinao Shimizu, Yoshio Matsumoto, and Tsukasa Ogasawara, "Indoor Navigation for a Humanoid Robot Using a View Sequence", The International Journal of Robotics Research, Vol. 28, No.2 , pp. 315-325, 2009.
  6. Jun Ueda, Ming Ding, Vijaya Krishnamoorthy, Minoru Shinohara, and Tsukasa Ogasawara, "Individual Muscle Control using an Exoskeleton Robot for Muscle Function Testing, " IEEE Transactions on Neural and Rehabilitation Systems Engineering, Vol. 18, No. 4, pp. 339-350, 2010.
  7. Singularity- Frontier Science to Push Limits, Edited by NAIST IS Publishing Committee, Kindaikagaku Co, 2016.